Relying on a Pro V1 golf ball and a season's worth of consistency, Hee Young Park captured the LPGA's season-ending CME Group Titleholders event.
who had made 18 of 20 cuts heading into the week in Orlando, Fla., closed in 2-under 69 at
Grand Cypress Resort for a 9-under 279 total and
two-shot victory, the first of her LPGA career.
highlighted a week of breakthrough performances for Titleist golf ball
players around the world, including victories by Titleist Brand
Ambassador Joost Luiten (Asian/European Tour) and Pro V1x loyalist Adam
Crawford (Australasian Tour), as well as the United States Presidents Cup
Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x players have now combined for
168 victories across the worldwide professional tours in 2011, more than
six times the nearest competitor with 26 and more than all competitors
A total of 20,860 players have teed up Titleist golf
balls in those same events, more than six times the nearest competitor
with 3,337 and more than all other golf balls combined.
six-time winner on the Korean LPGA, Park got off to a prodigious start Sunday, making three birdies during a four-hole stretch from Nos. 5-8.
She closed things out with 10 consecutive pars and a steady short game in conditions that demanded everyone's utmost attention.
“It was difficult on the greens
with tough pin positions today,” said Park, who shot rounds of
71-69-69-70. “I felt the pressure. I tried hard. I always felt I could
win, so today I know that dreams come true.”
Park was one of 41
players in the elite field that trusted Titleist golf balls, more than
eight times the nearest competitor with five and more than all
Of the 23 LPGA events played in 2011, 15 of them were won by Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x players. Pro V1x loyalist Yani Tseng
was responsible for seven of those victories, including two major
championships. She captured the LPGA money title with nearly $3 million
• EUROPEAN/ASIAN TOUR: Titleist Brand Ambassador Joost Luiten (Pro V1) played a pair of flawless rounds on his way to winning the Iskandar Johor Open for his first-career European and Asian Tour victory.
Trusting a Pro V1 golf ball and bag of Titleist equipment, Luiten closed with a bogey-free 6-under 65 to finish at 15-under 198, one shot clear of Pro V1x loyalist Daniel Chopra.
In Round 1, Luiten birdied his final four holes of the day to open with an 8-under 63. Over the tournament's 54 holes, Luiten made 19 birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey.
don’t believe it yet,” said Luiten, 25. “I think when you’re in position
to win you always have some nerves, but I think that’s normal.
Three players, including Padraig Harrington (Pro V1x) and Rhys Davies (Pro V1), tied for third place, another shot back.
A total of 101 players in the field teed up Titleist golf balls, more than four times the nearest competitor with 23 and
more than all competitors combined.
The event was reduced to three rounds because of heavy rain over several days in Malaysia.
• AUSTRALASIAN: Pro V1x loyalist Adam Crawford
earned his first Australasian Tour win Sunday at the NSW Open
Championship, closing with a 1-under 69 for a one-shot victory at Newcastle Golf Club in
Crawford's 6-under 274 victory total topped a leader board that included seven Titleist golf ball loyalists among the top 11.
“I thought getting into a playoff would be great," said Crawford, "But to win is just
• PGA Tour: The United
States triumphed at the 2011 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne in Australia, defeating the International team 19-15.
Eleven players in the event relied on Titleist golf balls for their success, including seven Titleist Brand Ambassadors: Steve Stricker (Pro V1x), Webb Simpson (Pro V1x), Nick Watney (Pro V1x), Bill Haas (Pro V1x), Adam Scott (Pro V1), Kyung-Tae Kim (Pro V1x) and Geoff Ogilvy (Pro V1).
Bubba Watson (Pro V1x), Hunter Mahan (Pro V1x), K.J. Choi (Pro V1x) and Aaron Baddeley (Pro V1x) also played Titleist golf balls.
• EUROPEAN/SOUTH AFRICAN:
Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball of choice at the Alfred Dunhill
Championship with 112 players, more than seven times the nearest
competitor with 15.
• JAPAN: Titleist was
the No. 1 golf ball of choice at the Dunlop Phoenix with 31 players
trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball. Titleist was also first in
hybrids (27); and sand, lob and approach wedges (58).
• CHINA: At the Chongqing event, 99 players played Pro V1 and Pro V1x golf balls, nearly 10 times the nearest competitor with 10 and more than all other golf balls combined.